November 9, 2014

THERE IS NO SPAIN:

Rebuking Madrid, Catalans vote to secede from Spain (Deutsche-welle, 11/09/14)

In Sunday's independence referendum, Catalans chose overwhelmingly to secede, a symbolic move that supporters hope will propel the issue further despite opposition from Spain's central government.

The "consultation of citizens" in the wealthy northeastern region follows a legal block by the central government against the more formal, albeit still nonbinding, ballot that regional leaders had originally pushed for in announcing the referendum in September.

Even before the announcement of the early results, with nearly 81 percent of voters favoring his cause, regional government head Artur Mas (pictured) said that he considered the vote itself the victory.

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